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HTC Desire 21 pro 5G HTC Desire 21 pro 5G

The iconic Desire - now with 5G

Introducing the Desire 21 pro 5G – a powerful phone that takes you into the 5G revolution. A battery with stamina. Perfectly proportioned cinematic display. AI-assisted five-lens camera system. Next-level connectivity that lets you stream, talk, and play like never before. It’s Desire, now with 5G.

It's Desire
Now with 5G

5000 mAh battery

90Hz refresh rate display

5 lens camera system

Real 5G + Dual connectivity

We’re bringing the 5G revolution to our reliable and affordable Desire series. Dual connectivity creates a seamless transition from 4G to 5G, giving you speeds like never before. Experience Desire’s smoothest-ever ride thanks to the brand-new Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G mobile platform and AI supported features, high-performance graphics and stunning display capabilities. Be ready for what’s next.

Super-fast 5G experience never stops

Combining incredible speed with power. And a battery that sustains performance. Desire’s 5,000 mAh is always ready for anything, thanks to the super-fast Qualcomm QC 4.0+ charger*. No moments missed. No interruptions.

*sold separately

Feast your eyes…

Cinematic quality in the palm of your hand. Perfectly proportioned 6.7-inch FHD+ 20:9 screen with HDR 10 playback, ready and set for 5G streaming. Lightning-fast 90Hz refresh rate for silky-smooth visuals. No lag, no flicker, no compromise.

6.7-inch FHD+

Capture life

Great photography is in Desire’s DNA. With a 48MP main lens featuring a host of functions, create captivating images and edit like a pro. Having a hard time choosing your best shot? Desire uses the latest AI technology to pick out the perfect moment.

Main camera

48 MP
AI scene detection

Ultra-wide lens

8 MP

Macro photography lens

40mm super closeups

Depth sensors

Bokeh effects with real-time adjustment

Front camera

16 MP
AI scene detection, real time beauty mode

Shoot like a Pro

Create your masterpiece with Pro mode. Get it all, from the big picture to the finest detail. ISO sensitivity, exposure value, white balance – adjust, play, experiment. See life through a different lens.

Embrace the darkness

Capture stunning photos in the dimmest environments. Low light mode lets you take great photos without getting grainy or altering the ambience. Don’t miss the drama, even when the lights go down.

Picture-perfect panorama

Picture the scene, then fit it all in for landscape shots that captivate. Auto HDR unleashes the full potential of Desire’s 118˚ ultra-wide angle lens, automatically adjusting exposure. The result? Rich images with clear vision and high dynamics.

Beautiful, every time

Front and rear cameras automatically recognise faces for perfect portraits. Whatever your subject, portrait mode amplifies natural beauty and highlights what’s important.

Intelligent photos

Never miss the shot, thanks to Top Picks. Supported by the latest AI, it captures all the action then judges the perfect frame for the most beautiful picture. All you have to do is point and press, while Desire does the work for you.

Intelligent photos

Never miss the shot, thanks to Top Picks. Supported by the latest AI, it captures all the action then judges the perfect frame for the most beautiful picture. All you have to do is point and press, while Desire does the work for you.

Life in motion

Video features to capture memorable moments.

Live retouch

Have fun with filters, try out new looks, and retouch your selfie videos as you go with real-time AR makeup recording.

4K stability

Crystal clear and ultra-smooth 4K video recording. High stability anti-shake images. Unleash your inner movie director.

Language of design

Let the texture do the talking with Desire's unpolished metallic finish. Cool elegance with a futuristic feel.

Security meets intuition

Desire's innovative design puts fingerprint sensors on the side power button, while facial recognition unlock gives privacy and convenience at a glance.

  • 6.7 inch, 20:9
  • 5,000 mAh
  • Main camera:48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
  • Front Camera:16 MP
  • Beauty mode, Real-time portrait mode
  • Android™ 10 Release
  • Qualcomm™ Snapdragon® 690 5G Platform
  • RAM 8GB
  • ROM 128GB

HTC True Wireless Earbuds HTC True Wireless Earbuds

Great sound all day.


  • Display 1

    • 6.7 inch, 20:9
    • FHD+ (1080 x 2400 pixels)
    • 90Hz
  • Size (length x width x edge thickness) 2,3

    • 167.1 x 78.1 x 9.4 mm
  • Weight 2

    • 205 g
  • Platform 3

    • Android™ 10 Release
  • CPU

    • Qualcomm™ Snapdragon® 690 5G Mobile Platform
  • Main Camera

    • 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
    • f/1.8 + f/2.2 + f/2.4 + f/2.4
    • Quad cameras
    • AI Scene detection
    • Auto HDR
    • Ultra wide shot with HDR
    • Macro shot
    • Top Picks
    • Real-time portrait mode
    • Timelapse
    • Slow motion
    • 4K video recording
    • Video stabilization
    • Beauty mode
    • Pro mode
  • Front Camera

    • 16 MP
    • Fixed-focus
    • Auto HDR
    • Beauty mode
    • Real-time portrait mode
    • Full HD 1080p video recording
  • Buttons, keys, and Connection ports

    • USB-C
  • Memory 4

    • RAM: 8GB
    • ROM: 128GB
    • Extended memory: MicroSDTM (3.0, up to SDXC)
  • SIM card and Mobile Networking 5,6

    • Nano SIM
    • Dual standby
    • Dual LTE (both SIM supports LTE)
    • SIM card manager. Setup mobile data connection without swapping SIM cards in existing SIM slots
    • 2G/2.5G - GSM/GPRS/EDGE
    • · 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    • 3G UMTS
    • · 850/900/1900/2100 (B1/B2/B4/B5/B8); HSDPA 42, HSUPA 5.76
    • 4G LTE
    • · FDD: Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28
    • · TDD: Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
    • 5G NR
    • n1, n3, n5, n7, n28, n41, n78
    • Support 5G SA & NSA mode
  • Location

    • Internal GPS antenna with Galileo, Beidou, GLONASS
  • Connectivity

    • NFC
    • Bluetooth™ 5.1
    • Wi-Fi
    • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz)
  • Sensors

    • Ambient light sensor
    • Proximity sensor
    • Motion G-sensor/ Accelerometer
    • Compass sensor
    • Gyro Sensor
    • SAR sensor
    • Fingerprint sensor
  • Battery 7,8,9

    • Capacity: 5,000 mAh
    • Power saver mode
    • Charging: Quickcharge 4.0+ (Up to 18w)
    • HD video playback: up to 26.8 hours
    • Mobile gaming on WiFi: up to 11.1 Hours
    • Audio playback: up to 173 hours
    • Internet use on WiFi: up to 14.8 hours
    • Talk time: up to 37 hours
    • Standby time network: up to 600 hours
  • Audio supported formats

    • Playback: .3gp, .aac, .amr, .flac, .mp3, .mid, .ogg, .wav
    • Recording: .amr, .3gpp, .aac, .wav
  • Video supported formats

    • Playback: .mp4, .3gp, .flv, .mkv, .webm, .mpg, .3g2
    • Recording: .mp4
  1. The full rectangle of the screen measures 6.7” diagonally. The curved corner design and the camera cutout mean that the total viewable screen space is slightly reduced.
  2. Thickness of device is measured from the device's edge. Thickness may vary at different parts of the device.
  3. All units of measurements may vary slightly according to manufacturing tolerance.
  4. Platform may be different after software update.
  5. Available storage may be is less due to memory used by smartphone software, smartphone software updates, and software apps usage. Extended memory is limited to available microSD card size.
  6. Network bands may vary in different regions, depending on the mobile operator and your location. 5G NR and 4G LTE are only available in select countries. Upload and download speeds also depend on your mobile operator.
  7. Quick Charge 3.0 inbox
  8. Rated capacity: 4,850 mAh
  9. Test conditions: The battery claims herein may vary based on cellular network, location, signal strength, feature configurations, phone usage, and many other factors. Actual results may vary. All batteries have limited recharge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced. Battery life and charge cycles vary by use and settings.
    Standby time specification ("specification") is an industry standard that is only intended to allow comparison of different mobile devices under the same circumstances. Power consumption in a standby state is strongly dependent on factors including but not limited to: network, settings, location, movement, signal strength and cell traffic. When using any mobile device in real life circumstances for which the mobile device is intended, standby time could be considerably lower and will be strongly dependent on the factors mentioned above.
  10. Smartphone and accessory products are available for purchase in selected countries.
Specifications may be different after software update and are subject to change without prior notice.

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